Since 2015 APSP began promoting the integration of child sensitivity in existing SP programmes. APSP is building the capacity of its platforms to understand child sensitive social protection, generating evidence of the need of child sensitive social protection.
There is an emerging recognition that beyond income poverty, a much larger proportion of children are faced by multidimensional poverty, i.e., affected by more than one type of deprivation relating to education, health, shelter, water and sanitation, hence the need to enhance positive outcomes for children in social protection, through Child Sensitive Social protection (CSSP).
APSP and save the Children International are developing a Child Sensitive Social protection framework (CSSP). The two organizations are also involved in generating evidence on child poverty and deprivation in African Countries, to support national level advocacy for child sensitive social protection.